Manchester City welcome Cardiff City to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday (Watch live on NBCSN, and online via Live Extra) as Manuel Pellegrini’s men look to keep their 100 percent record going at home.
10 wins from 10 in the league so far has seen City became most people’s favorites to win the title, but Cardiff definitely know how to grind out results against Pellegrini’s men.
Remember back to a sunny August day in South Wales? The Bluebirds beat City 3-2 in a memorable win at the Cardiff City Stadium. Oh how Ole Gunnar Solksjaer would love a repeat of that in just his second PL game in charge of Cardiff.
But it will be a tall order as City have racked up 99 goals across all competitions so far this season, as the likes of Edin Dzeko, Alvaro Negredo and the returning Sergio Aguero have all been in wonderful form. Cardiff’s defense could have a torrid time of they don’t set their stall out properly on Saturday.
In team news Man City leave Aguero on the bench and make seven changes fromt he team that beat Blackburn in the FA Cup last time out. Yaya Toure, David Silva and Vincent Kompany all come back in.
While Cardiff make four changes, as Mutch, Gunnarsson, McNaughton and Turner come in to the staring XI.
Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov, Navas, Yaya Toure, Javi Garcia, Silva, Negredo, Dzeko
Subs: Pantilimon, Lescott, Nastasic, Clichy, Fernandinho, Milner, Aguero
Cardiff City: Marshall; McNaughton, Caulker, Turner, Theophile-Catherine; Whittingham, Medel, Gunnarsson, Mutch, Noone; Campbell
Subs: Lewis; Hudson, Odemwingie, Kim, Eikrem, Bellamy, John